A bowl of freshly cut pin apple with garnishing

How To Cut A Pineapple The Proper Way

I know, I know. You must be wondering if there is a proper way of cutting pineapples. Well, there are several ways to cut a pineapple, as there are many ways to skin a cat. The cutting method I refer to is the domestic way of cutting pineapples, Malaysian style. There is also a commercial …

Penang Chicken Rice, lunch,

How not to do a fake-away

Nowadays there are loads of recipes to do takeaways at  home. This is especially true for slimming clubs like WW and Slimming World which I was once a member of. Here is my attempt at doing this. Penang Hainanese Chicken Rice Meal, 18th Sept 2020 Friday Night Takeaway. A delicious Malaysian home-cooked meal. Here is …

Stonhenge, tourist, Salisbury, pagan, winter solstice

When Does the Preparation For Chinese New Year Begin?

Good question. I think it varies with different families. Tang Yuan.For our family, it begins after winter solstice. Winter solstice is on 22nd December. It is a very important day in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is the shortest day of the year. After that day, one can notice that the sun rises earlier. This …